Facing Dementia Together

Caring for someone with dementia can be rewarding but it can have its challenges. Taking on a caring role can change your relationship. All relationships change over time, but dementia, like many long term conditions, brings increased physical and emotional dependency which can have an adverse impact on any relationship. People with dementia and their carers can become isolated. This section offers practical advice and guidance on some of the main issues that have been highlighted by carers when supporting a person with dementia.

Everyone with dementia is different but generally speaking dementia is progressive over time and this deterioration can bring various challenges. A challenge faced by one person may not be an issue for another. We are all individuals and it is important to get information tailored to your circumstances. Speaking to someone from the East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network will enable you to highlight your situation. They will meet you, at a time and place convenient to you, and listen to the issues you are facing. These skilled and experienced workers will work with you to explore possible solutions to the issues you have identified, after all you are the expert in your own situation. They may also help you access Heath or Social Care Services if this is appropriate.